FORUM: NEST360 keen on reducing new-born deaths in sub-Saharan Africa
NEST360 program teams from four implementing countries convene in Dar es Salaam from October 3-7, 2022 to discuss their mission towards reducing neonatal mortality in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
NEST360, which is implemented by Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, is committed to reducing newborn deaths by 50% in hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently being implemented in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, and Nigeria.
The team held several discussions related to the meeting agenda and also held a special 2-hour panel discussion which was set to give room to the invited representatives from the Ministry of Health from each country participating to discuss the endgame plan to end newborn mortality by 2030.
The panellists shared views on what they can do as the NEST360 team to leverage funds to lead larger investment in new-born health care and related services and equipment, and what countries implementing the program will share with the wider continent of Africa to improve the same.
The meeting is hosted by the Rice360 Institute for Global Health in partnership with the NEST360 Tanzania team, which works under the umbrella of Ifakara Health Institute and partners.
Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) is a global consortium committed to reducing newborn deaths by 50% in hospitals, currently working in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, and Nigeria. The program, which in Tanzania is being implemented by Ifakara Health Institute and a bunch of other partners, is an evidence-based model for sustainable health system change to close the gaps in technology, markets, and human resources for the implementation of quality hospital-based newborn care on a national scale.